May 5, 2009
Saturday morning was Auction Day for the chickens. It was also Birthing Classes for Ben and me, as well as a long anticipated date!
We all woke up early Saturday morning to assist Ben with catching the chickens and to go along with him to take them to the auction barn. Ben was just going to go by himself at first, but then we thought the whole experience would be much too exciting for Zoe to miss out on! So we all piled in his big blue truck and off we went…
We sold about 30 chickens, mostly roosters. Remind us never again to get run-of-the-mill chickens! We still have around 30 fowl at home, waiting until the next sale!
This little auction joint had all kinds of wee little animals and chickens.
Zoe and Daddy. She was in gloryland, animal-lover that she is! Her little eyes were as big as saucers the whole time, it was just darling!
“Patty! Patty!” She’d say, meaning she wanted to hold them in her hand.
There was also a bigger section for larger animals. Sheep, goats, pigs, small cows…
This picture I just had to take for the sake of her poor, ridiculously big eyes!!
Trying to coax the little goats to come and let her give them “aye-yay”
We didn’t even have time to stay for the actual auction, just delivered our chickens and were told we would be getting a check in the mail sometime in the next week or so! But it was a great experience for Zoe, I would love to go back again – even though I do not consider myself an animal lover by a far cry! – just so she can be wide-eyed again for a few hours!
Our little family rushed home in the Blue Bulldog (Ben’s truck that I affectionately nick-named when we were dating), quickly changed, took Zoe’ to Grandpa & Grandma’s house, then drove to our birthing classes a little over an hour away. We did take birthing classes with our first baby, but I guess because we transferred they wanted us to take them again. A little bit of a bummer to use up a wonderful Saturday in that way, but I, and we, definitely do feel better prepared for the arrival of this wee little one!
And afterwards, there was a dinner date at Carrabbas! Thanks to a gift card from Christopher, a baby gift two years ago for Zoe! That tells you how often we’ve eaten at Carrabbas in the past two years! I have never heard Husband rant and rave about food like he does at this joint!
I wanted to take some pictures of the two of us sometime Saturday. After all, we *were* on a date, and that doesn’t come nearly often enough! But the only place I remembered was at dinner, and well, it looks sort of like a mug shot. But this is us – 10 days before my due date! Notice how I try to hide Big Bump under the table. Rather convenient!
We wished we would have had time to do a little sight-seeing in Savannah or at least hit the mall to do some window-shopping but with the stage of life we are at, a little girl waiting for us at Grandma’s house, we were able to do a little grocery shopping on our way home and that was it! But because times with just the two of us are so rare, we just enjoyed that too! Lots of driving time, which equals talking time, which is something that seems to be a challenge with an ever-busy toddler and a little one coming in a week or so!
And it was a lovely day…